October 13, 2018
China's Diplomacy Has a Monster in its Closet
By Ben Lowsen
Ultra-nationalism is damaging China’s credibility as its ambassadors indulge in curious, chauvinistic and all-too-official tirades.
February 21, 2018
China's Soft Diplomacy at the Munich Security Conference
By Charlotte Gao
Against the rising tide of “China threat” rhetoric, senior diplomat Fu Ying tries a soft tone.
February 09, 2017
The Domestic Hazards in China’s Diplomacy
By Xue Li and Xu Yanzhuo
China's foreign policy decision-making process has serious flaws that need to be addressed.
August 08, 2016
The Chinese Communist Party International Department: Overlooked yet Ever Present
By David Gitter and Leah Fang
Even seasoned China hands have often overlooked one of the most authoritative channels of CPC influence and power.
June 21, 2016
China’s Foreign Policy Needs More ‘Doves’ Like Wu Jianmin
By Dingding Chen
Wu Jianmin was a rational dove, seeking to defend China’s national interests.
March 23, 2016
Nepal Looks East to China
By Ankit Panda
Amid a nadir in ties with India, Nepal's prime minister looks to China for an alternate source of economic opportunity.
September 11, 2015
China Is Recreating the American 'Hub-and-Spoke' System in Asia
By Lee Jaehyon
What China's doing should be familiar to observers of U.S. Asia policy.
July 23, 2015
What Did China Bring to the Iran Talks?
By Shannon Tiezzi
How China, as one of the seven main negotiating parties, approached the Iran talks.
March 10, 2015
What to Expect From Chinese Diplomacy in 2015
By Shannon Tiezzi
Four takeaways from Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s annual press conference.
February 26, 2015
Can Atheistic China Play Conflict Mediator in ‘God’s Century’?
By James Chen
As China becomes more involved in international conflicts, it will need to understand the role of religion.
February 10, 2015
The New Silk Road and the Power of Ideas
By Ma Junjie
Much analysis is missing perhaps the most important potential role of China’s Silk Road aspirations.
January 30, 2015
China’s Alternative Diplomacy
By Zheng Wang
China has just made its biggest foreign policy adjustment in 25 years.